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  • Thumbnail for Chinese Bronze Vase (view 1)
    Chinese Bronze Vase (view 1)

    7 1/4 " h. Pyriform body, elongated neck with a long dragon entwined terminating with a bulbous mouth surmounted by an upright cylindrical lip, all supported by a tall splayed foot ring, traces of gilding.

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    Chinese Proto-Yueyao Jar (side view)

    4" h. Ovate body with two small luted loop handles on either side of the shoulder, narrowing down towards the slightly concave base which is marked with diminishing arcs from the cord used to shear the bottom and also with residue of the kiln spurs. A short, narrow neck surmounted by a dished mouth. The finely crazed yellowish glaze falls partially down the body revealing the buff stoneware on the lower end and bottom.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Bronze Hand Warmer with Engraved Dragons and Flowers (close up)
    Chinese Bronze Hand Warmer with Engraved Dragons and Flowers (close up)

    2" h x 2 3/4" w. Ovate body with engraved design of dragons on two sides enclosed in arabesque cartouches and engraved peonies in arabesque cartouches on the other two sides, rectangular cover, domed and cast in relief with a dragon and preforated bale handle, traces of gilding and lacquer.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Dingyao Twin Fish Bowl
    Chinese Dingyao Twin Fish Bowl

    6" w. Very thinly potted and molded stoneware with slightly cupped and flared near the rim, molded in the center of the interior with two fish swimming in a combed pattern of water with five slightly raised lines radiating out toward the rim, small and short fine foot ring, greenish-beige glaze except on the rim, foot ring and base.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Bronze Knife (back)
    Chinese Bronze Knife (back)

    7" l. The scimitar-form coin is cast in thread relief with a line border, three horizontal lines towards the tip, archaic characters above, two vertical lines on the stem and terminating in a ring.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Longquan Celadon Bowl
    Chinese Longquan Celadon Bowl

    6 3/8" w. Gently flared side with shallow flat foot ring, carved with two tiers of overlapping petals on the outside above the footring and floral scroll on the interior, blue-green glaze on the interior and exterior, unglazed base and foot ring burnt reddish-brown.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Inscribed Bronze Mirror (front)
    Chinese Inscribed Bronze Mirror (front)

    4 3/4" w. Astronomical mirror.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Inscribed Bronze Mirror (front)
    Chinese Inscribed Bronze Mirror (front)

    6 1/4" w. The central pierced knob surrounded by four radiating petals enclosed by a square band filled with dashes vertical and horizontal and loops at the corners, encircled by eight slightly raised bosses and dragons with birds, with outer concentric rings of archaic characters and dog-tooth bands. The recessed portion cast in linear relief integrated with the Ts, Ls, and Vs.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Jianyao "Hare's Fur" Bowl (profile)
    Chinese Jianyao "Hare's Fur" Bowl (profile)

    2 3/4" h x 4 5/8" w. Flared side turning upward near the rim and indented toward the footring, the dark brown stoneware is covered with a brown glaze inside and two-thirds of the way down on the outside where it has pooled, thinning too on the lip. In addition to the brown are radiating streaks of black on the interior and exterior.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese "Hare's Fur" teabowl (bottom)
    Chinese "Hare's Fur" teabowl (bottom)

    2 1/2"" h x 4 1/4""w. Bottom view of hare's fur teabowl.

  • Thumbnail for Stoneware Cup - profile view
    Stoneware Cup - profile view

    2" average height. One of 3 cups, campanualate with slightly thickened rims and solid straight sided foot-rings, yellowish glassy and finely crazed glaze, grey body.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Inscribed Mirror -  view of back with decoration
    Bronze Inscribed Mirror - view of back with decoration

    3" w. The recessed field is centered by a plain pierced knob surrounded by a circle of seal characters alternating with hairspring-like loops and X's in diamonds flanked by rope twist borders over which is an inscribed plate with the inscription "Zhang-zhia zao" ("Made by the Zhang family").

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Copper-red Pot
    Chinese Copper-red Pot

    2 3/4" x 2 3/4". Globular form with white ground glazed all over except for the bottom of the foot ring, painted with copper-red dragons pursuing a pearl amid cloud forms on two sides, a band above the foot ring with floral meander and a band of alternating ruyi heads and bats around the mouth, details picked out with gilding, plus a gilded ring on the lip, marked in red enamel, within an incised ring, with four character mark of Qianlong and of the period.

  • Thumbnail for Stoneware Cup - profile view
    Stoneware Cup - profile view

    2" average height. One of set of 3 cups, campanualate with slightly thickened rims and solid straight sided foot-rings, yellowish glassy and finely crazed glaze, grey body.

  • Thumbnail for Bronze Incised Belt Hook with inlay - view 1
    Bronze Incised Belt Hook with inlay - view 1

    Overview of remains of gold inlay in bronze belt hook.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Carved Jade Seal of Turtle  - view 3
    Chinese Carved Jade Seal of Turtle - view 3

    2 1/4"" x 2 1/4"". Mottled green jade with white and black inclusions, carved in cylindrical form with a turtle surmounted.

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    Chinese Carved Jade Seal of Turtle - view 2

    2 1/4"" x 2 1/4"". Mottled green jade with white and black inclusions, carved in cylindrical form with a turtle surmounted.

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    Funerary Vases (view 1) vase 2

    This unusual green glaze jar belongs to a particular type of funerary vessel made during the Three Kingdoms and Western Jin dynasties. Called a hunping (spirit jar), it has a long tapered body topped by a configuration of architectural elements and animals. In this example, figures circle the jar as other creatures swarm up the neck of the container.

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    Bronze Inscribed Mirror

    3" w. The recessed field is centered by a plain pierced knob surrounded by a circle of seal characters alternating with hairspring-like loops and X's in diamonds flanked by rope twist borders over which is an inscribed plate with the inscription "Zhang-zhia zao" ("made by the Zhang family"). The corroded side shown here was once highly polished for viewing one's reflection.

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    Bronze Inscribed Mirror

    3 1/2". Recessed field cast in linear relief with highly stylized bird motifs alternating with leaves and nipple bosses, surrounded within a double circle of zigzag borders a raised beveled rim, all around the central pierced knob. Image shows heavily corroded mirror side, formerly highly polished for seeing one's reflection.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Carved Gourd with Literary Scenes (2 view 4)
    Chinese Carved Gourd with Literary Scenes (2 view 4)

    1 1/2"h x 1 3/4"l (including base). Side view of finely carved gourd showing scenes from literature and opera. Detail here of inscribed text.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Carved Gourd with Literary Scenes (2 view 2)
    Chinese Carved Gourd with Literary Scenes (2 view 2)

    1 1/2"h x 1 3/4"l (including base). Side view of finely carved gourd showing scenes from literature and opera.

  • Thumbnail for Chinese Carved Green Onyx Inkbox
    Chinese Carved Green Onyx Inkbox

    3" w. Circular box with domed cover and solid shallow circular foot, black inclusions with some rust-brown mottling.

  • Thumbnail for Stoneware Cup - bottom view
    Stoneware Cup - bottom view

    2" average height. One of set of 3 cups, campanualate with slightly thickened rims and solid straight sided foot-rings, yellowish glassy and finely crazed glaze, grey body.

  • Thumbnail for Yueyao Stoneware Cup (top)
    Yueyao Stoneware Cup (top)

    2"h x 4"w. small bowl with white glaze over buff body.